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JAPAN: SDGs Global Leader Programme - 2022

 

 

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is inviting suitable candidates to apply for the SDGs Global Leadership Programme scholarships for 2022 academic year.

 

The SDGs Global Leader Programme aims to improve the capacities of mid-career public officials, academic researchers, and other people who are expected to contribute to the socioeconomic development of their respective countries.

 

The programme will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about Japanese development experiences as well as obtaining a Master’s degree/PhD in a Japanese university. This opportunity is exclusively for young to middle level public sector officials and academics.

 

 

Degree level

 

Master’s

PhD

 

 

Deadlines

 

31 October 2021.

 

 

Who can apply?

     

      -   Young or middle level government officials and academics who have an interest in contributing to policy formulation or implementation in public administration and economics in dealing with political and developmental issues;

      -   Citizens of South Africa;

      -   Must be between 22 and 39 years old (as of April 1st, 2022);

      -   Must have achieved a minimum average of 65% in academic transcripts;

      -   Must be proficient in English (university may require proof of proficiency);

      -   Must have prior work experience (6 months or more);

      -   Master’s in SDGs Global Leader programme applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree (B-Tech included) with honours or equivalent to NQF8 or above;

      -   PhD in SDGs Global Leader programme applicants must have a Master’s degree or equivalent to NQF9 or above;

      -   Must be in good health condition, both physically and mentally, to complete the programme;

      -   Must not receive or plan to receive a scholarship offered by other organizations, and

      -   Must attend additional activities on the weekends once or twice per year in unavoidable circumstances.

 

Note: Applicants from the private sector are NOT eligible. 

 

Applicants are completely responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals from their employers.

 

Refer to the General Information document for comprehensive details on eligibility.

 

 

Fields of Study

 

Candidates studying in following key areas will be prioritised:

      -   Engineering;

      -   Science;

      -   Technology;

      -   Agriculture;

      -   Environment;

      -   Energy;

      -   Marine Science;

      -   Health;

      -   Mining;

      -   Rural Development;

      -   Public Policy, and

      -   Education.

 

MBA candidates will not be prioritised under the programme.

 

 

Duration of programme

 

The SDGs Global Leader Programme starts in September 2022 and includes 2-year Master’s programme or a 3-year PhD programme. 

 

Participants who wish to participate in “Additional Programmes” are provided with opportunities such as the networking fair with Japanese companies, internship at Japanese companies/organizations and Japanese language seminar, etc.

 

Participants are required to return to South Africa upon completion of the programme.

 

 

What the scholarship offers

     

      -   Full tuition fee;

      -   Monthly allowance between JYP 143 000 – JYP 148 000 (approximately R19 000 – R20 000);

      -   Air fare for single return from Johannesburg to Tokyo, Japan;

      -   Orientation: basic Japanese language course and introductory course for Japanese life;

      -   Outfit allowance of JYP 106 000 (approximately R14 200);

      -   Moving/preparation allowance up to JYP 224 000 (approximately R30 200);

      -   Research support fees up to JYP 224 000 (approximately R48 500) on approval from JICA/accepted university.

 

The participants are not permitted to work while they are in Japan.

 

Participants should take care of all expenses and necessary procedures in Japan on their own. It is strongly recommended that families be invited only after six months upon arrival in Japan.  JICA does not provide any support or additional financial assistance except issuing necessary documents for the process.

 

Participants will need to make financial provision for excluded expenses including:

(1) Passport fees (for re-issuance and extensions, etc.) 

(2) Visa fees of a transit country and transportation expenses to obtain Visa 

(3) Transportation expenses to obtain Japanese Visa 

(4) Domestic travel expenses in the home country 

(5) Departure tax

(6) Airport tax/airport facility charges outside of Japan, including third countries 

(7) Customs duty 

(8) Excess baggage charges 

(9) Compensation for lost and/or damaged baggage 

(10) “no show charge” to the transit airport hotel (non-refundable) 

(11) Lost - ticket fee 

(12) Accommodation fee for day-use hotel in return flight 

(13) Transportation expenses other than official programs 

(14) Telephone bill or mini-bar tab at accommodation

 

 

Application process

 

Application documents and University List for SDGs Global Leader Programme are available at the following GIGAPOD link, Log-in details - Guest ID : SDGS   Password : t2GbUu_5

 

The documents have also been provided below under ‘documents and links’ for easy reference. 

 

Email marked PDF files of application documents (Less than 10MB) must be submitted to the contact below by 31st October 2021 and the original typewritten applications must be submitted to JICA office as per the address below by 10th November 2021.

 

Eva Nderumaki (Ms)

Japan International Cooperation Agency

JICA South Africa Office

Lord Charles Office Block, Building B, 1st Floor

337 Brooklyn Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181

Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)12 346 4493   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

No late applications will be accepted.

 

Applicants need to submit the following documents:  

 

     -   Application form;

     -   Certified copy/copies of undergraduate/postgraduate degree certificate(s);

     -   Certified Academic transcript(s);

     -   A certified copy of valid passport with photo, valid National ID and birth certificate are acceptable if you do not have a passport;

     -   2 ID photos (4 cm×3 cm) pasted on application form;

     -   Health certificate to be submitted after the 4th Selection.

 

Applicants must specify desired universities, graduate schools, courses, (and supervisors) from the University list.

 

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed from 8 – 9 November 2021. 

 

 

Contact

 

For further enquiries, please contact Ms. Eva Nderumaki at JICA South Africa Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (Tel: +27 12 346 4493) copying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Documents and links

 

 

 

 

Note

 

Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

JAPAN: African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative) - 2022

 

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is inviting suitable candidates to apply for the 9th Intake of the African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative) scholarships for 2022 academic year.

 

The ABE Initiative aims to support young generation who want to contribute to the development of industries in Africa and bridge the gap between Africa and Japan through deep understanding of Japanese society and business culture.

 

The programme is open to eligible public and private sector candidates and offers an opportunity to study a Master’s degree at a Japanese university and to undertake an internship programme at a Japanese enterprise.

 

 

Degree level

 

Master’s degree and an internship programme.

 

 

Deadlines

 

31 October 2021.

 

 

Who can apply?

 

      -   From private sector: candidates with experience in economic activities in local private sectors and who wish to foster strong networks with Japanese companies to help develop Africa;

      -   From public sector: candidates who take part in formulation and/or implementation of industrial policies and wish to contribute to Africa’s development through government activities;

      -   Citizens of South Africa;

      -   Must be between 22 and 39 years old (as of April 1st, 2022);

      -   Must have a Bachelor’s degree (B-Tech included) with honours or equivalent to NQF8 or above;

      -   Must have achieved a minimum average of 65% in academic transcripts;

      -   Must be proficient in English (university may require proof of proficiency);

      -   Must have prior work experience;

      -   Must be in good health condition, both physically and mentally, to complete the programme;

      -   Must contribute to networking with Japanese companies;

      -   Must not receive or plan to receive a scholarship offered by other organizations, and

      -   Must attend additional activities on the weekends once or twice per year in unavoidable circumstances.

 

Refer to the General Information document below for comprehensive details on eligibility.

 

 

Fields of Study

 

Candidates with study topics that can contribute to the industrial development of South Africa will be prioritised.

Priority will be given to candidates studying in:

      -   Engineering;

      -   Science;

      -   Technology;

      -   Agriculture;

      -   Environment;

      -   Energy;

      -   Marine Science;

      -   Health;

      -   Mining;

      -   Rural Development;

      -   Public Policy, and

      -   Education.

 

MBA candidates will not be prioritised under the programme.

 

 

Duration of programme

 

The 2022 ABE Initiative programme starts in September 2022 and includes 2-year Master’s programme and an internship of 2 weeks – 6 months.

 

Participants may not be able to travel to Japan by September 2022 due to the pandemic situation and may need to start with online studies until they are able to travel.

 

Participants are required to return to South Africa upon completion of the programme.

 

 

What the scholarship offers

      

      -   Full tuition fee;

      -   Monthly allowance between JYP 143 000 – JYP 148 000 (approximately R19 000 – R20 000);

      -   Air fare for single return from Johannesburg to Tokyo, Japan;

      -   Orientation: basic Japanese language course and introductory course for Japanese life;

      -   Outfit allowance of JYP 106 000 (approximately R14 200);

      -   Moving/preparation allowance up to JYP 224 000 (approximately R30 200);

      -   Research support fees up to JYP 224 000 (approximately R48 500) on approval from JICA/accepted university.

 

The participants are not permitted to work while they are in Japan.

 

Participants should take care of all expenses and necessary procedures in Japan on their own. It is strongly recommended that families be invited only after six months upon arrival in Japan.  JICA does not provide any support or additional financial assistance except issuing necessary documents for the process.

 

JICA will NOT bear costs other than the allowances described above. JICA is not responsible for the following expenses: 

(1) Passport fees (for re-issuance and extensions, etc.) 

(2) Visa fees of a transit country and transportation expenses to obtain Visa 

(3) Transportation expenses to obtain Japanese Visa 

(4) Domestic travel expenses in the home country 

(5) Departure tax

(6) Airport tax/airport facility charges outside of Japan, including third countries 

(7) Customs duty 

(8) Excess baggage charges 

(9) Compensation for lost and/or damaged baggage 

(10) “no show charge” to the transit airport hotel (non-refundable) 

(11) Lost - ticket fee 

(12) Accommodation fee for day-use hotel in return flight 

(13) Transportation expenses other than official programmes 

(14) Telephone bill or mini-bar tab at accommodation

 

 

Application process

 

Application documents and University list for ABE Initiative Programme are available at the following link; Log-in details - Guest ID: ABE   Password: w0JRAEtZ

 

The documents have also been provided below under ‘documents and links’ for easy reference. 

 

Email marked PDF files of application documents (less than 10MB) must be submitted to the contact below by 31st October 2021 and the original typewritten applications must be submitted to JICA office as per the address below by 10th November 2021.

 

Eva Nderumaki (Ms)

Japan International Cooperation Agency

JICA South Africa Office

Lord Charles Office Block, Building B, 1st Floor

337 Brooklyn Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181

Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)12 346 4493   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

No late applications will be accepted.

 

Applicants need to submit the following documents:  

 

     -   Application form;

     -   Certified copy/copies of Undergraduate degree certificate(s);

     -   Certified Academic transcript(s);

     -   A certified copy of valid passport with photo, valid National ID and birth certificate are acceptable if you do not have a passport;

     -   2 ID photos (4 cm×3 cm) pasted on application form;

     -   Health certificate to be submitted after the 4th Selection.

 

Applicants must specify desired universities, graduate schools, courses, (and supervisors) from the University list.

 

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed from 8 – 9 November 2021. 

 

 

Contact

 

For further enquiries, please contact Ms. Eva Nderumaki at JICA South Africa Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (Tel: +27 12 346 4493) copying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Documents and links

 

 

Note

 

Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training. 

 

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme

 

 

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards funding to Sub-Saharan African students for full-time Master or PhD degrees in their home country or in another Sub-Saharan African country as part of its In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme. The programme promotes the mobility of researchers between Sub-Saharan African countries and capacity building at Sub-Saharan African universities.

 

Master and PhD scholarships in this programme are awarded for preselected degree programmes in development-related and SDG-oriented fields at preselected Sub-Saharan African institutions. Scholarships are awarded to Sub-Saharan African students for study and research in their home country (In-Country) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region).

 

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship holders are eligible for exciting funding opportunities in addition to the scholarship they have received for their full-time Master or PhD degree in Sub-Saharan Africa:

 

      -   Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for a short-term research visit to Germany;

      -   Scholarship holders are eligible to apply for one of six interdisciplinary summer schools offered in Germany during their funding period.

 

Degree Level

 

Masters and PhD

 

Deadline

 

Deadlines for certain regions in Africa vary.

Calls for application for scholarships in East and West Africa usually appear in September each year with deadlines lying between December and January.

Calls for application for scholarships in Southern Africa usually appear early in the year with deadlines lying in June.

 

Who can apply?

 

      -   Graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree for a Master programme;

      -   Graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a master’s degree for a PhD programme.

 

Fields of Study

 

Development-related and SDG-oriented fields.

 

Scholarship Benefits

 

Scholarship benefits depend on the country where the scholarship is taken up. Generally the following is covered by the scholarship:

 

      -   Monthly scholarship allowance;

      -   Study and research allowance;

      -   Printing allowance;

      -   Tuition fees

 

Only applicable for In-Region scholarship holders:

 

      -   Travel allowance;

      -    Health insurance

 

Application Process

 

Application processes in East, West and Southern Africa vary. Check out the links below for more information.

 

Contact

 

The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg can be contacted for support, advice and information:

Website: www.daad.org.za/contact

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Documents and Links

 

Information on the scholarship programme

List of degree programmes funded in the scholarship programme

 

 

Note

 

Please note that this scholarship is offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

 

UNITED KINGDOM: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2022

 

 

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) is offering full scholarships to South African students to undertake full-time taught Master’s studies at a UK university.

 

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at students who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

 

Candidates are selected on the basis of merit and their potential to contribute to the needs of their home countries.

 

The Department of Higher Education and Training (the Department) is the Nominating Agency for South African citizens who wish to apply for this scholarship. Final selection of candidates will be made by the CSC.

 

 

Degree level

 

Master's

 

 

Deadlines

 

1 November 2021

 

 

Who can apply?

 

Applicants must:

       -  Be a citizen and resident of South Africa;

       -  Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2022;

       -  By September 2022, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree);

       -  Must have attained an average mark of 70% or higher;

       -  Should have at least a four-year degree or an equivalent qualification, and you should meet the minimum requirements for your intended degree;

       -  Must have applied to an identified full time study programme at a UK university;

       -  Not to be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university or in your home country before September/October 2022;

       -  Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format, and

       -  Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.

 

The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study. 

 

 

Fields of Study

 

The scholarships are offered under six CSC development themes:

       -   Science and technology for development;

       -   Strengthening health systems and capacity;

       -   Promoting global prosperity;

       -   Strengthening global peace, security and governance;

       -   Strengthening resilience and response to crises;

       -   Access, inclusion and opportunity.

 

Visit https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/csc-development-themes/ to read more about the development themes. 

 

 

What the scholarship offers

 

      -    Airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, or the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed);

      -    Tuition fees;

      -    Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,116 per month (R22 500), or £1,369 per month (R27 600) for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2021-2022 levels);

      -    Warm clothing allowance (where applicable);

      -    Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation (where applicable);

      -    Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas;

      -    If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £480 per month (R9700) for the first child, and £118 per month (R2400) for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK (rates quoted at 2020-2021 levels), and

      -    If you declare a disability, a full assessment of your needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC.

 

Note: The CSC’s family allowances are intended to only be used as a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher. You must be able to supplement these allowances to support any family members who come to the UK with you.

 

 

Application process

 

The Department is the Nominating Agency for South African citizens who wish to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarships tenable in the UK for the academic year commencing in September/October 2022.

 

Applications are strictly online via the CSC’s online application system

The CSC and the Department will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

 

The Department does not require any additional application documents to be submitted, and will only review applications submitted on the Commonwealth Scholarship online system.

 

Documents to support your application:

      -    A copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship;

      -    Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English), and

      -    References from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request to submit online). 

 

Supporting documents must be submitted online by no later than 22 November 2021. 

 

 

Contact

 

For further information about the programme please visit the CSC Website, or direct your enquires to the department by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Documents and links

 

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship Overview

CSC’s online application system

 

Note

 

Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

GERMANY: One-Year Research Grant

 

 

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards funding for a research stay of 7 – 12 months to doctoral candidates at any Germany university. The research is carried out with a supervisor in Germany, whom applicants must identify themselves. The primary aim of the programme is to fund research projects in Germany in the context of an ongoing PhD.

 

A candidate is enrolled for their PhD in their home country and obtains the PhD in their home country. With the One-Year Research Grant they can apply to conduct research in Germany between 7 – 12 months. The scholarship holder can access and benefit from state-of-the-art research infrastructure and equipment in Germany during their stay and so enhance their entire doctoral research.

 

Degree Level

 

PhD

 

Deadline

 

15 October

 

A good eight months are needed to prepare a convincing application. The German supervisor must be identified at least eight months before the deadline and the research proposal must be prepared thoroughly running up to the deadline.

 

Who can apply?

 

    -      PhD candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa who have started their PhD less than three years.

 

Fields of Study

 

The research grant can be taken up for all fields.

 

Scholarship Benefits

 

No tuition fees are charged in Germany for this sort of research on PhD and postdoc level. The scholarship covers living costs, travel and health insurance for the scholarship holder.

 

      -   Monthly scholarship payment for living costs: 1200 EUR;

      -   Health insurance;

      -   Travel allowance between Germany and home country;

      -   Research allowance;

      -   Rent subsidies and family supplements, if applicable.

 

Application Process

 

A letter of invitation from a German supervisor is needed for the DAAD funding application. Candidates must identify their own supervisor in Germany. The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg (contact details below) can be contacted for more information.

 

The DAAD funding application is online through the DAAD application portal. More details can be founded under the links below.

 

Contact

 

The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg can be contacted for support, advice and information:

Website: www.daad.org.za/contact

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Documents and Links

 

Information on the scholarship programme

 

Note

 

Please note that this scholarship is offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

 

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